Larry Lynn Bigham, 65, of Rock Hill, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 after a yearlong battle with cancer.
He was born in Chester, SC, on August 20, 1950, to the late Thomas Lynn Bigham and the late Margaret Weir Bigham. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Hudson Bigham, daughter Amy Bigham Faulkenberry and husband Brent, and their sons Cooper and Fielding, of Rock Hill; daughter Kelly Bigham Talley and husband Scott, and their sons Hudson, Leyton and Wells of Spartanburg; brother Randall Eugene Bigham and wife Rhonda of Rock Hill; sister Wanda Bigham Sheeley of Shallotte, NC; a sister-in-law Sandra Culp Hudson of Gastonia, NC; a beloved niece Jan Worthy Sprinkle and her husband Dr. Robert Lee Bennett Sprinkle, III, and their children Bennett, John and Brooks of Winston Salem, NC, whose constant love, care and support carried the family this past year.
He was a student athlete and a 1968 graduate of Chester High School and The Citadel, Class of 1972. He began his career as a commodity broker with K.S. Crittendon of Charlotte, NC. In 1976, he and a partner opened Carolina Brokerage Company in Rock Hill. He and wife Kathy owned Thursdays Too Restaurant for over 27 years until its sale in 2009. An entrepreneur, Bigham invested his time and resources in various companies through the years.
He enjoyed his service to this community and was elected to the Rock Hill School District Three Board from 1982 to 1992. He was a past member of the Winthrop University Eagle Club Board, the Rock Hill Economic Development Board, the Rock Hill Country Club Board, and various other boards and commissions. He was currently serving as a member of the York County Natural Gas Authority Board of Directors, the City Club of Rock Hill Board of Directors, and the Sheriff’s Foundation of York County Board. He served as the 5th District’s representative as a member of the Board of Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility. He was an active member of the Republican Party and served as a candidate, contributor and campaign volunteer to so many throughout the years.
He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church, where he had served as a Deacon and member of the Finance Committee.
He will be remembered for his generosity to others, his faith that sustained him, zest for life, love of the game of golf and his pride in being a Citadel Bulldog. He was most proud of his family and precious grandsons who adored him and lovingly called him Dat.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 3rd at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC at 1:00pm. The family will receive friends in Westminster Hall immediately following the service.
The family requests that memorials be sent to The Sheriff’s Foundation of York County, Inc., 1675-2A York Highway, York, SC 29745 or online at www.yorksherifffoundation.com.
M.L. Ford and Sons of Clover will be assisting with the service.
Posted in: heraldonline.com
Posted on: 2016-06-01
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